Wounded soldiers to climb mountain near Everest in the fall

For wounded Canadian soldier Dave Macdonald, events over the next four months may be the proudest of his life.

Having arrived in Canmore on July 15, Macdonald is part of a 14-person team of retired and reserve Canadian Forces members participating in a training program that will eventually see them tackle the 6,189-metre summit of Island Peak near Mount Everest in Nepal.

“I wanted the opportunity to be part of this team and be able to tell my story,” Macdonald said at a press conference for the training mission held at Silvertip Golf Course last Wednesday (July 18). Read the full story at the Rocky Mountain Outlook.